WASHINGTON (AP) — On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett dismissed an appeal from a group of Wisconsin taxpayers seeking to suspend the Biden administration’s student debt forgiveness program.
Barrett declined to comment on dismissing an appeal from the Brown County Taxpayers Association, which also lost in lower federal court. The group wrote in its Supreme Court filing that an emergency order to put the program on hold is needed because the administration may cancel outstanding student debts as early as Sunday.
Barrett oversees emergency requests from Wisconsin and neighboring states. She acted on her own without involving the rest of the court.
U.S. District Court Judge William Griesbach dismissed the group’s action, holding that they had no legal right or status to sue. .
Eligible borrowers can apply for cancellation of debt up to $20,000.
Other legal challenges against the program are pending.
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